Catch of the Week
Alto Lake: Eric Hickman of El Paso, Texas caught an 18.5-inch golden rainbow trout using rainbow PowerBait Aug. 28.
Bluewater Lake: Andres and Jayden Baca of Albuquerque caught and released a 41-inch and a 37-inch tiger muskie using a red Rapala and a red Dare Devil spoon Aug. 21. Corey Alden of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch catfish using chicken gizzard tipped with liver Aug. 21.
Canjilon Lakes: Robert and Eddie Rios of Pojoaque each caught 20-inch rainbow trout using olive Woolly Bugger flies Aug. 28. Rick McCall of Santa Fe caught a 21-inch rainbow trout using Berkley pink worms Aug. 26. George Martinez of Santa Fe caught an 18-inch rainbow trout using Berkley pink worms Aug. 26.
Chaparral Park Lake: Nick Keele of Hobbs caught a 15-inch albino catfish using a green Rooster Tail spinner Aug. 23.
Eagle Nest Lake: Steven Brashear, age 15, of Springer caught a 22-inch rainbow trout using a gold Kastmaster Aug. 28. Cadence Mondragon, age 5, of Española caught two 20-inch rainbow trout using rainbow PowerBait Aug. 28. James Rowe of Española caught a 24-inch rainbow trout using PowerBait Aug. 22. Shiloh Bohman of Albuquerque caught a 22.25-inch kokanee salmon using a small yellow jig head with a pumpkin chartreuse curly tail trailer Aug. 21.
Elephant Butte Lake: Dylan Bailey, age 13, of El Paso, Texas caught and released a 6-pound, 7-ounce largemouth bass fishing near Rattlesnake Island using a 4-inch swim bait Aug. 29. Grady Le Ivins, age 12, of Deming caught two white bass simultaneously using a firetiger popper lure Aug. 29.
Fenton Lake: Vicente and Cielo DeVargas, ages 9 and 6, each caught 10-inch rainbow trout using garlic PowerBait Aug. 27. Claire Swinhoe of Los Alamos caught a 19-inch, 3.2-pound rainbow trout using PowerBait Aug. 26.
Grindstone Reservoir: Dennis Echavia of Ruidoso caught a 36-inch, 15-pound catfish using a hotdog Aug. 28.
Monastery Lake: Jerome Jara of Santa Fe caught a 17.75-inch rainbow trout using a nightcrawler worm Aug. 28.
Morphy Lake: Ayden and Jarryd Ortiz, ages 4 and 7, of Bernal caught a 17-inch rainbow trout using salmon egg PowerBait Aug. 29.
Pecos River: Ramona Emerson of Tohatchi caught a 21-inch rainbow trout using a worm Aug. 26.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: Nolan Kersting, age 19 months, of Albuquerque caught his first trout, a 16-inch rainbow trout using salmon eggs Aug. 29. Landon Bourassa, age 7, of Albuquerque caught a 17-inch and 19-inch rainbow trout using salmon peach PowerBait Aug. 21.
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